About NeuroNova Centre

NeuroNova Centre for Mindful Solutions Inc. (NNC) was established in 2010 to offer professional trainings in Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM™).

This work evolved from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn to further customize it for those living with chronic pain, a process that started in 2002 at St Michael’s Hospital’s pain clinic, Toronto, and incorporated Sunnybrook Health Science’s Centre’s pain clinic and telemedicine service from 2003.

The trauma-sensitive, trauma-informed MBCPM™ detailed curriculum is available to professionals who train to facilitate the courses for patients.

NNC collaborates with the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (UTSCS) to:

  1. offer the patient/client course to professionals (the MBCPMTM Practical Training); and,
  2. offer training and mentorship to those who plan to facilitate the course (MBCPMTM Curriculum Training Intensive; and Curriculum Implementation and Development).

Watch this four minute video where MBCPM™ facilitators discuss the fascinating connection between mindfulness, meditation, and chronic pain and mental health management.

Check out the full discussion here.

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Dr. Gardner-Nix talks about Mindfulness resulting in the neuroplasticity that changes how the mind/body experiences pain, reducing suffering and improving quality of life.

Professional Trainings

Practical Training (PT)

MBCPM™ Practical Training (PT)

The MBCPM™ course as taught to patients: Experiencing it first.

Curriculum Training Intensive (CTI)

MBCPM™ Curriculum Training Intensive (CTI)

Work from the MBCPM™ facilitators' manual with an experienced facilitator to explore the elements of skilled facilitation.

Curriculum Implementation and Development (CID)

MBCPM™ Curriculum Implementation and Development (CID)

Develop your meditation guidance and inquiry skills and explore some of the underpinnings of Mindfulness practice which are clinically effective.

Trauma-Sensitive Trauma-Informed General Mindfulness Facilitation (TS/TI)

Trauma-Sensitive Trauma-Informed General Mindfulness Facilitation (TS/TI)

Communicating skillfully and giving choice and agency; enhancing your trauma-informed, trauma-sensitive skills.


NNC Masterclass

For Professional Mindfulness Practitioners - Guiding Mindfulness Practices: Practicing Your Preamble, Guidance, and Inquiry Skills in Meditation Delivery AND Curriculum Implementation

5 April 2022

7 pm ET

Alumni Online Maintenance Classes: “Mindfulness Matters Maintenance”

Maintain your resilience through mindfulness practice. These online and interactive Zoom classes welcome: Alumni of MBCPM™ programmes who attended the course in full; and, Anyone

25 April 2022

7.00 PM ET

MBCPM™ Curriculum Training Intensive (CTI)

MBCPM™ Curriculum Training Intensive (CTI) with Instructors Dr. Allen Steverman and Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix April 9-10 and April 23-24, 2022

9 April 2022

10:00 am ET

MBCPM™ Curriculum Implementation and Development (CID)

MBCPM™ Curriculum Implementation and Development (CID) Instructors Grace Bezaire, B.A. and Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix

7 May 2022

10:00 am ET

MBCPM™ Practical Training (PT)

The Essential MBCPM™ Practical Training (PT) on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:30 pm, April 27, 2022 - June 15, 2022 With Instructors Angie Kingma RP,

27 April 2022

6:00 pm ET

Pre-Register for Free Mindful Movements on Thursday

Share in our Mindful Movement practice and interact collectively in these challenging times.

7 April 2022

7.00 PM ET

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Port Hope forms part of the traditional and treaty territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki, Mississauga, and Wendake-Nionwentsïo Nations, and the Williams (1923) treaty territory of the Mississauga/Eastern Anishinaabe (Ojibwa) and Anishinaabe. It is on these ancestral and treaty lands that we mindfully write, meet/gather, teach, learn, and live.


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